So, now there is only one major theatre chain left in this country. The need for independent theatres has never been more pressing. These organizations do exist (they usually market themselves as "film clubs", and require a small membership fee), but they're essentially the only way anyone in this country is going to be able to see anything other than the major Hollywood dreck.
Case and point: I live in a small town, and we have one theatre with five cinemas. At the moment, there are essentially no films there worth seeing (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith excepted, of course), nor are there likely to be. They systematically avoid playing any movies for "grown-ups" and instead play whatever garbage the marketing machine forces down the pipeline. It was three months before they finally consented to showing "Farenheit 9/11" last year, and there were many other good films (with built-in politically/artistically-minded adult audiences) that they pass on.
I fear this kind of thing will happen more and more often, so get out there and start your own film clubs before it's too late. One last reasont to fear corporate control over film: when's the last time you saw a Canadian movie in a Canadian cinema?
I rest my case.
|:: posted by Ian Dawe, 6/13/2005|| Comments (2)|
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